Gail M. Nomura
Examines the meanings of trhe lived experience of Asian Americans through an oral history perspective. Uses readings and conducting recorded in-depth interviews to develop insight into the complexity of the lives of diverse Asian Americans and learn the skills and value of oral history research.
AAS 250: Asian American Oral History examines the meanings of the lived experience of Asian Americans through an oral history perspective. Through a study of recorded in-depth interviews students will gain insight into the complexity of the history and lives of diverse Asian Americans and they will learn the skills and value of oral history research through conducting their own oral history project and analyzing methodologies useful in working with diverse Asian American communities.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The course format will include lectures, guest speakers, media presentations, classroom discussion, individual research, small group work, presentations, and some fieldwork.
AAS 101 is recommended but not required.
Class assignments and grading